Founded in March 1971 by Shirley A. Chisholm, the Congressional Black Caucus continues to help “all Americans ... achieve the American dream.” Here are some of the members of the 112th Congress’s current caucus.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks at a news conference on the impact of a health care repeal on minority communities on Capitol Hill on Jan. 19. Cleaver is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus of the 112th Congress. He became Kansas City's first African American mayor in 1991 and is serving his fourth term as a congressman for Missouri. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images Buy Photo